Has microsoft advanced to apple releasing the Surface studio?

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  1. sevichenko, Nov 23, 2016
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    sevichenko macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2016
    Has microsoft advanced to apple releasing the Surface studio?

    What do you think?
    It's a competitor for the mac pro? For the imac? Or for the ipad pro(without the portability)

    I think microsoft is overtakin apple. Apple didn't make any surprise in the last years. (Surprises like ipod, like iphone, ...)
  2. alphaod, Nov 23, 2016
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    alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The Surface Studio is a beautiful computer, but their target market seems quite specific. Looks better than the iMac though.
  3. rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    They're targeting creatives. Is that some Mac Pro users? Sure. Is that some iMac users? Most assuredly. This should be pretty transparent, no?

    Whatever is left of Mac Pro users in 2017 (myself included) are folks who want raw desk power, something with more power in the processing and graphics department. That's a need something like the HP Z series fills, not really the surface studio.
  4. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    None of the above, it's a competitor for the Wacom Cintiq.

    Not sure why this is in the Mac Pro forum.
  5. kennyisalive macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2016
    They're making steps in the right direction.

    Not necessarily trying to replace machines like the Mac Pro, but Microsoft is doing the right thing by pushing towards a more creative-friendly philosophy. If things go well, more and more people will be comfortable with making the switch.
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    A whole generation that was weaned on the "Etch-a-Sketch" might really go for this.
  7. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    i don't think we'll see this computer last for too long as it's not entirely practical for all but a few use cases.
    still, interesting in-and-of-itself and it will contribute towards the paradigm shift in personal computing.
  8. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    Something released by Microsoft two weeks ago is not worthy of discussion, but 2 to 4 year old hardware currently being sold by Apple continues to be debated. Hmmm.
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    Thats kind of like saying the Star Trek generation really gravitated towards iPads and flip phones.
  9. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Not sure what you mean. It can still do anything a regular desktop AIO can, while adding some new features. Even if the interface doesn't take off, you can still use it just like any old computer.
  10. kennyisalive macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2016
    It can do anything an AIO can, but at the price of a workstation.

    You're basically paying for the large touchscreen surface. The internals, however, are not that spectacular.

    I do have to admit that the industrial design is spot on and Apple should start to get worried.
  11. chriz_r macrumors member


    Nov 10, 2016
    that rotating thinga-ma-jigga is like the macbook pro's touchbar, only useful on apps that support it, otherwise just a pretty hindrance.
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